HI300 Information Technology and Systems for Health Care

This Assignment was started in Unit 8, and is now due at the end of Unit 9.
Unit Outcomes addressed in this Assignment:

Discuss the impetus for health information exchange (HIE) in the United States.
Describe basic HIE organizational structures, architectures, and services.
Reinforce the need for data stewardship in HIE services.
Identify the state, regional, and local activities in achieving benefits and overcoming challenges for HIE organizations.
Describe the federal government’s concept of a nationwide health information network.

Course Outcome assessed in this Assignment:
HI300-5: Identify current federal initiatives aimed at promoting electronic health information exchange. 
Assignment Requirements

The body of your document should be at least 1,000 words in length.
Quoting should be less than 10% of the entire paper. Paraphrasing is necessary.
You must cite and reference at least four credible sources from the Library.
Please be sure to visit the Academic Success Center for assistance with meeting APA expectations for written Assignments.

Imagine that you are the Director of Health Information for a large hospital. As Director, you sit on various institution-wide committees that govern the organization’s policies. In collaboration with interdepartmental committees, you have made recommendations regarding the improvement of policies, procedures, and operations across the institution. The CEO and Board of Directors have approved funding for several initiatives but have asked you to narrow changes to just a few. Therefore, you will develop an action plan for the hospital.
Please follow the instructions below in completion of this Assignment.
Appraise at least two (2) policies that cover data security (i.e., audits, control data recovery, e-security, data recovery planning, and business continuity planning). Make at least two (2) recommendations for improvements to the elements included in the design of audit trails and data quality monitoring programs within the hospital.
Critique the systems capabilities to meet regulatory requirements by judging the technologies that relate to electronic signatures, data correction, and audit logs.
Critique at least two (2) human factors and user interface design of health information technologies by making at least two (2) recommendations for device selection based on workflow, ergonomics, and human factors.
Evaluate a health information system’s architecture in terms of database design and data warehousing. Critique issues with systems implementation related to systems testing, interface management, and data relationships.
Participate in the development of information management plans that support the organization’s current and future strategy and goals by comparing and contrasting at least two (2) issues related to a corporate strategic plan, operation improvement planning, information management plans, and/or disaster and recovery planning.
Analyze at least two (2) challenges that exist in each phase of the systems development life cycle. Distinguish issues related to EHRs, HIEs, and RECs within your analysis.
Analyze at least two (2) challenges that exist in each phase of the systems development life cycle. Distinguish issues related to EHRs, HIEs, and RECs within your analysis.